Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Minor lesbian content
Short Take: Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Saunders uses an antique camera to shoot large format nude portraits of porn stars, who are also interviewed.
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Year: 2004
Duration: 59 min
Language: USA/English
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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Starring: Sunrise Adams, Briana Banks, Belladonna, Seymore Butts, Christy Canyon, Chloe, Nina Hartley, Chad Hunt, Heather Hunter, Jesse Jane, Ron Jeremy, Jeremy Jordan, Jason Hawke, Kira Kener, Reina Leone, John Waters
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Thinking XXXPhotographer Timothy Greenfield-Saunders uses an antique camera to shoot large format portraits of artists, actors, musicians and even presidents. This HBO special watches him as he photographs porn stars both clothed and nude in the same exact pose. We also get interviews from the actors about their chosen profession and their lives as porn stars.

The shoot includes men and women, many of whom do both gay and straight porn. Several of them talk about porn as an economic opportunity. Nina Hartley is especially expressive. ‘People always say, oh these poor women. These women did not have the choice of Harvard or porno. It’s porn or paper hat. Porn or double wide trailer. Porn or five kids.’ Others talk about the addiction of sex on camera.

Jenna Jameson, the most successful porn star ever, an industry on her own, makes an appearance for photographs, but does not give an interview. Although currently married to a man, she has been quite candid about her lesbian relationships in the past. On screen, she pairs with both men and women, including Brianna Loves Jenna and several installments of Where the Boys Aren’t.

Sunrise Adams, whose credits include Dyke Inc., is quite a fan herself. ‘Jenna Jameson’s probably the one person that I look up to as an adult actress more than anyone else. I finally got an opportunity to work with her, and after our first scene together, I ran around and was yelling at everybody to smell my face. I was just like, ‘Oh my god. I have Jenna Jameson’s juice on my face. I’m never gonna wash it again. Smell it. Smell it. It’s a hint of Jenna.”

Lots of male and female nudity in this one, and some very interesting interviews, plus commentary from people like Gore Vidal and Faye Wattleton. It does not contain any actual porn.

Female stars include: Savanna Samson, Jesse Jane, Gina Lynn, Nina Hartley, Heather Hunter, Tera Patrick, Brianna Banks, Jenna Jameson, Sunrise Adams, Christy Canyon, Sharon Mitchell, Mari Possa, Tawny Roberts, May Ling Su, Ginger Lynn, Belladonna, Kira Kener, Reina Leone and Chloe. (AB)